Great Britons: George Orwell – The Author of Animal Farm and 1984 – Two Seminal Books of 20th Century Literature

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George Orwell was the pen-name of Eric Arthur Blair, a novelist, journalist and social critic. His most famous books, Animal Farm and 1984 are prophetic visions at a dystopian authoritarian future. He is remembered for his clear prose, opposition to … [Read more...]

Jane Austen on Film: The Top 10 Best Filmed Adaptations of Jane Austen’s Novels – Which is Your Favorite?

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By Janna Wong Healy Editor's Note: This is another guest article written by Janna Wong Healy. She previously wrote Top 10 Most Swoon-worthy British Film & TV Scenes. It is a testament to Jane Austen’s observational sensibilities, wit and … [Read more...]

Great Britons: Charles Dickens – Everything You Need to Know about The Greatest Writer of the Victorian Era

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Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most well-known fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed … [Read more...]

Guest Long Read: Victorian Spooks – Charles Dickens and the Art of a Good Ghost Story

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It’s that time of year again – time to round up your fainthearted friends, flick off the lights and frazzle their nerves with the best ghost story you can muster. But before you shine a flashlight up your face and start bleating out another generic … [Read more...]

Brit Books: Mr. Darcy’s Guide to Courtship: The Secrets of Seduction from Jane Austen’s Most Eligible Bachelor

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  It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. In Mr. Darcy’s Guide to Courtship: The Secrets of Seduction from Jane Austen's Most Eligible Bachelor, the prideful and … [Read more...]

Short Film: You Must Watch This Hilarious Short Film Where William Shatner Tried to Go back to 16th Century England On a Mission to Kill William Shakespeare

Short Film: You Must Watch This Hilarious Short Film Where William Shatner Tried to Go back to 16th Century England On a Mission to Kill William Shakespeare

  In this awesome short film, William Shatner goes back in time to 16th Century England to kill William Shakespeare. Why? Because Shatner can speak in Iambic Pentameter. This short has been made with Lego and it's actually pretty amazing. … [Read more...]

Inspirational Video: Check Out Our Lovely Dedication to England in Springtime in This Video Where Geoffrey Palmer Reads Home Thoughts From Abroad – “Oh To Be In England”

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It's now springtime and England and one of our favorite trips was during the spring in England back in 2012. So, we decided to take some of the great video we took on that trip and combine it with a reading of the poem "Home Thoughts from Abroad" by … [Read more...]